Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

Introduction to Using Solaris Live Upgrade With ZFS

If you have a UFS file system, Solaris Live Upgrade works the same as in previous releases. You can now migrate from UFS file systems to a ZFS root pool and create new boot environments within a ZFS root pool. For these tasks, the lucreate command has been enhanced with the -p option. The command syntax is the following:

# lucreate [-c active_BE_name] -n BE_name [-p zfs_root_pool]

The -p option specifies the ZFS pool in which a new boot environment resides. This option can be omitted if the source and target boot environments are within the same pool.

The lucreate command -m option is not supported with ZFS. Other lucreate command options work as usual, with some exceptions. For limitations, see System Requirements and Limitations When Using Solaris Live Upgrade.